2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD

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  • What numbers can't tell you...

    Jul 11, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: sexy, comfortable, balanced, responsive, cost-effective, and will never leave you bored
    Cons: relatively low amount of aftermarket products

    Summary: Numbers are great. They're precise and scientific and they never lie. But what is it that they don't lie about, and why should I care? 500cc liquid-cooled parallel twin, 90+ mph top speeds, 6-speed gearbox -- yeah, yeah, the Kawasaki Vulcan en500 looks ... read more

  • Incredible value for your cycle dollar

    Mar 4, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Classic cruiser styling
    Bulletproof Engine
    Been around forever
    Cons: Not a fan of the stock seat
    Short first gear

    Summary: When I was an 18 year old kid in the Navy, my first street bike experience was on a buddy's 1990 Vulcan 500. I rode his bike when he needed to borrow my car, and I was definitely the winner in that deal.Fast forward 20 years, and I decided it was ... read more

  • can't beat it

    Jan 11, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: awesome engine, good looks.
    Cons: small first gear, drum back break.

    Summary: This is my first street bike and I have put 3100 miles on it so far the engine is a masterpiece; after all its the same one as on the ninja 500R sport bike just tuned down a bit. Bottom line: its quick. It stays cool. Its smooth. You can out ... read more

  • Bad luck with mine

    Sep 14, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice blue color. Light and agile. Fun to ride.
    Cons: No oil pressure after 2,400 miles less than a year after buying it new.

    Summary: I bought my 2005 Vulcan 8/13/05 and loved it. Follwed the break in to the T and changed the oil at 500 miles using ginuine Kawasaki oil. Rode it to work often and on the freeway just a little. In july of 06 I started to hear a funny slight whistling ... read more

  • 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD

    Sep 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Didn't burst in to flames, nice appearance
    Cons: Poor quality, many problems, under powered, miserable on the highway

    Summary: Most of the reviews I've seen on this bike are positive; I had a completely opposite experience. I've owned two other motorcycles, and this bike paled in comparison - even to a twenty year old Suzuki GS450L! Maybe I just had a lemon, I don't know, but ... read more

  • 2005 Kawasaki en500

    Sep 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: outstanding bike
    Cons: Could be a bit taller in the seat.

    Summary: I have owned this bike for about five months now. I use it to go back and forth to work and run errands as much as possible. This is my third street bike and do not consider myself an expert by any means, but I would like to add my two cents. I am six ... read more

  • The Vulcan 500 - a great cruiser

    Oct 14, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: big tank, good front brake, nice seat, manageable weight, fast!
    Cons: weak rear brake

    Summary: A very nice ride The Vulcan 500 ltd is a very nice motorcycle. I bought mine used last year (2004) and it’s a 1998 model and had around 11,000 miles. This bike is very nice. It is super fast and still has torque left over when going 65 mph ... read more

  • Best kept secret on the cruiser market

    Sep 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Power, looks, quality, efficiency, reliability.
    Cons: None

    Summary: What a deal! Best of all worlds: power, looks, fuel efficient (65 mpg) and great quality - all at a throwaway price. This bike has it all. I've got lots of miles on mine with no problems. Very reliable. I will drive it to Alaska next summer. It will ... read more

  • A front runner when it comes to style and value

    Nov 28, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fuel economy, comfort, style, pricing
    Cons: I haven't found any

    Summary: Having had a sportster 1200, which always seemed repairs for some danged, thing I took to the web to research the reviews on other Cruisers. My Son has a Vulcan Classic 800 and loves his. I was torn between the Honda Shadow and the Vulcan 500. ... read more

  • 80+ mph for under $5000 new

    Jul 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: price to power ratio
    Cons: slightly cramped

    Summary: if, like me, you wanted to buy a brand new motorcycle for under $5000 that you could ride out on the ... read more

  • just my size :o)

    May 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: show AND go in a convenient take home package
    Cons: lack of available accessories

    Summary: I bought it mainly because I needed something that was VERY affordable. Turns out I got MUCH more: lightweight for easy maneuvering, excellent gas mileage (60+ mpg), adequate speed and acceleration (maintained 85 mph all afternoon as I crossed Wyoming ... read more

  • Totally Impressed

    Oct 31, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks, Handling, power, gas millage.
    Cons: Haven't got enough to buy another one for my son.

    Summary: After selling my 800 Vulcan classic I bought my 200 Vulcan 500 ltd. Amazing bike! More power than I thought there would be. Can beat most cruisers up to 110km. Top end speed 172km. Can easily cruise at 135km all day long, with two people and ... read more

  • Feels Bigger than a 500

    Sep 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price Power Style
    Cons: Seat

    Summary: I really like the Vulcan 500. The power is great for a 500. It is torquey and feels like a 750 or 800. It will run circles around a Shadow vlx. I like the laid back seating position, though the seat is not overly comfortable for long rides. I ... read more

  • sweet cycle!

    Aug 8, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great looks,plenty of power and superb price/performance ratio!
    Cons: not enough chrome?

    Summary: what a bike!plenty of power for the freeway and a pleasure to cruise.gets better as you go on!looks like a much bigger bike, has a large 4 gallon fuel tank and excellent gas mileage:90 miles to a tank!not bad for an 'entry level' cruiser!and that's ... read more

  • Cool bike

    Apr 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great looks, comfort, reliable smooth engine
    Cons: After-market accessories rather scarce

    Summary: I live in UK so therefore it is known as EN500 over here. I bought mine last September for 1200 ($2000 dollars aprox?) with only 9000 miles on the clock. It's 11 years old this year and the chrome still looks as good as new. It's my first big bike and ... read more

  • Sweet Kandy

    Feb 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Bigger Bike Appearance.
    Cons: Single front disc brake.

    Summary: By definition, "sweet" is an experience that gives delight or satisfaction. That's exactly what I get every time I take my "Kandy" out for a ride. Being a 5'4" female, I feel that this bike fits me perfect in every way. Performance is great and the ride ... read more

  • Great bike for the dollar!

    Aug 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: High Bang for the Buck Bike!
    Cons: Hard to find after market stuff.

    Summary: Bike has real nice power for a 500. The Ninja 500R engine can really wind out. Plenty of umph to move two people on the highway, back roads, or around town. I am getting between 45 and 55 mpg, depending how I ride it. Comfortable enough for long ... read more

  • Versatile Commuter Bike

    Aug 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Smooth power delivery at all rpms. Most comfortable stock seat made. Liquid Cooled.
    Cons: Heavy with typical cruiser handling. Annoying "buzz" in gage cluster.

    Summary: I am approaching 2,000 miles on my Kawasaki 500EN. I bought it primarily as a commuter bike but am also enjoying it for leisure use. I have added a windshield, sissy bar, luggage rack, and saddlebags to improve comfort and make bike more usable. I ... read more

  • Nice Bike

    May 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size of bike, styling and capability
    Cons: Hard to find some accessories

    Summary: Since purchasing the 500 I have been very pleased with the bike. The comfort of being able to put both feet on the ground when at a stop is very nice. The size of the bike allows this comfort along with a feeling of control because you are not ... read more

  • 2001 Vulcan 500, It's nice!

    May 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great gas mileage, smooth running engine at hi rpm's, it's "stylin'"!
    Cons: no tach

    Summary: If you're looking for a bike with a bit of power and great gas mileage, this is it. Bought it new and in about 150 miles I can take it out on the highway. The bike looks great, was relatively inexpensive and performs well. Two things I don't like about ... read more

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